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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Dave Supulski

The most undependable part on your car is the nut holding the wheel.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (305 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Zen saying), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men make proverbs; fools repeat them.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

[aphorist] Lao Tsu, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

[aphorist] Bruce Lee, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (216 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.

[aphorist] Tom Lehrer, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (72 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

[aphorist] Larry Leissner, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1063 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.

[aphorist] G. C. Lichtenberg, in [category] Art and Literature and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

[aphorist] John Lilly, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

[aphorist] John A. Locke, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (135 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Watch the traffic, the light will never hit you.

[aphorist] &quot;Moms&quot; Mabley, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.

[aphorist] Shirley Maclaine, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Those who can do, those who can't teach, and those who can't teach teach education.

[aphorist] Nicolas Martin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. And inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

[aphorist] Groucho Marx, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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